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Duterte’s silence on workers’ issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

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POST-SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before protesters after his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization,’ says labor coalition Nagkaisa

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 25, 2017) — For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte made no mention of his popular campaign promise of ending the illegal practice of labor contractualization in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24. Continue reading Duterte’s silence on workers’ issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

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DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict. For 30 days, they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated P30 million worth of aid to those displaced by the clashes in Marawi City. Continue reading P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

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CHILD LABOR. Child laborers in the Philippines can be as young as 5. File photo from HRW

Out of 350,000 workers in small-scale gold mining, 18,000 are women and children

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2017) — Archie Rapacon, now 16, started mining at age 11.

Although his parents – miners themselves – did not force him to continue mining work, he said that he preferred this because he is earning P180 to 200 a day. His family needs the income as well since his father has an undiagnosed ailment. Continue reading Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

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ENDING CHILD LABOR. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Their campaign #1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimates that there are around 2.1 million Filipino children exposed to hazardous labor, which includes mining.  Continue reading Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor